Wednesday, June 6, 2012

the small barn manifestation

Doing small paintings of barns has some of the same fascination for me as making the small kimono works. Here are  two pages of watercolor work, each image roughly 3"x 3 1/4". Following them are a pair of small barn paintings under way, oil on linen on panel, that are about 9"x 6". Work still to be done on the oils.
Structure and design are the same in both media, but the paintings proceed differently from one medium to the other. What the small barns share with the small kimono, is my interest in surface design, use of color and a real, stripped down, simplicity. There is not much ornamentation in these small works.

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